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Fiat 500X gets updated for 2018 model year

It looks the same to us from the outside, but at least it gets new tech inside

Fiat has ever so slightly refreshed its 500X crossover for the 2018 model year, but we’re hard pressed to see what’s new. Exterior styling looks exactly the same to us and even Fiat in the official press blurb announcing the update refrains from pointing out the changes.

The only thing they do say has been changed on the outside is the is the availability of certain body colors. No, they’re not new, but they have been made available across the range, whereas before they were reserved for higher trim levels.

There is one more notable addition for the 2018 model year, though, and that’s the Uconnect infotainment system which “stands out for the Bluetooth interface with hands-free system, audio streaming, text message reader and voice recognition, Aux and USB port with iPod integration and controls on the steering wheel. Rear parking camera and new TomTom 3D integrated navigation system are available on demand.”

It’s operated through a seven-inch touchscreen and judging by the photos it’s placed quite high on the dash which means it’s easy to glance at while on the move without compromising safety.

Check out our road test of the Jeep Renegade, the 500X's close mechanical cousin

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